By Bruce Murphy
The heritage of the everlasting urban is completely recorded in its many monuments and ruins. Rome has delights for an individual and everyone—art aficionados, structure buffs, heritage enthusiasts, foodies, and type trendsetters. This advisor eases you into la dolce vita ("the candy life") with info on:
- How to get round the meandering streets and the bustling maze of historic and sleek treasures
- Entertainment to fit your temper, from classical concert events and opera to bars, pubs, and discos to moonlit walks with stunning views
- Accommodations starting from the lodge Hassler, positioned on most sensible of the Spanish Steps, to the resort de Russie with its impressive modern design
- Incredible church buildings, museums, and ruins
- Great buys on home made gold jewellery, old prints, model components equivalent to scarves, purses, and watches, and a number of spiritual goods starting from clothing to artwork
- Five itinerary innovations and 5 day trips
Like each For Dummies go back and forth advisor, Rome For Dummies, moment Edition includes:
Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
What you shouldn’t pass over — and what you could skip
The top inns and eating places for each budget
Lots of specified maps
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The corrupt and arrogant Commodus even had the senate recognize him as divine. D. 192, the empire plunged once more into chaos. At its height, the empire extended from the Caspian Sea to Scotland. However, a chaotic period of war, plague, barbarian invasions, and inflation spelled the beginning of the bitter end for Rome. D. 330, Rome’s wealth shifted east. D. 410; the Huns came next under Attila; and the Vandals of North Africa followed. D. 476, the German chief Odoacer deposed the western Roman emperor, in effect signaling the end of Roman rule over the city.
Book tickets for an opera performance at the Caracalla Baths, the summer location of the Teatro dell’Opera. See Chapter 15. ߜ Enjoy a concert or a dance performance at the Parco della Musica, the city’s recently opened state-of-the-art performing arts center. See Chapter 15. ߜ Have a drink at one of Rome’s historical cafes, the best being the Caffè Greco in Via Condotti, near the Spanish Steps. It still has its original 19th-century furnishings and decoration. See Chapter 16. Chapter 2 Digging Deeper into Rome In This Chapter ᮣ Understanding Rome, past and present ᮣ Exploring 2,500 years of great architecture ᮣ Discovering the great artists of the Roman Renaissance ᮣ Savoring Rome’s culture and cuisine ᮣ Reading more about Rome U nder the Roman Empire, all roads really did lead to Rome, which was the cosmopolitan heart of the ancient Roman civilization.
Here, we give you tips to plan what we hope will be your best trip ever. Revealing the Secrets of the Seasons Rome has a warm, dry climate with well-defined seasons. Winters are mild, and what Romans call “bitter cold,” is around 30°F (–4°C), which rarely happens during the day. , but still rather unpleasant, particularly if you’re sensitive to heat. Also, many attractions are outdoors, where you can’t resort to air conditioning (which, by the way, more times than not will not work as well in your hotel room as at home).